recipe 2... Simple Chocolate Mousse - Marian Keyes
Rightly so... Marian Keyes, the amazing writer who has put chick in chick-lit is not a world renowned chef... but she has written a great book on sweets called "Saved by Cake"! Apart from the pretty-in-pink cover (Yeap! I am superficial and that is the reason I brought it!), it is loaded with relatively easy, popular and classic recipes.
|how cute is the cover!|
The one I chose to do today is an old-time favourite of mine, Chocolate Mousse. I don't think there are many people who don't like chocolate mousse. No-cook, easy to make and with only 4 ingredients that you will find in any fridge and pantry! Ticks all the boxes for me.
|Marian's end result!|
Here is Marian Keyes precious instructions:
Serves 4 to 6
200g dark chocolate
4 eggs, separated
2 tablespoons caster sugar
225ml whipping cream
|the ingredients are so accessible|
Melt the chocolate using your preferred method ( I generally microwave it by breaking it and setting it in 30 second bursts). Let it cool a little and then whisk in one egg yolk at a time to make sure they are fully absorbed in with the chocolate. If it congeals a little add a tablespoon of warm water.
|the chocolate/egg mixture looks so glossy!|
Divide the mousse mixture in 4 or 6 glasses put in the fridge for about 3 hours to set!
|straight out of the fridge...|
I cannot fault this recipe... without trying Marian Keyes recipe I have to say it looks identical! The easiest recipe to make and it turns out flawless!
The only things I can say you need to use a few mixing bowl so you have a bit of cleaning up! And I am looking for faults here as there seem to be none!
I don't suggest you serve 4 as its quite rich and easily serves 6!
Highly recommend and I am sure many of you will have great success!
|my end result! the less is more approach!|
Let me know your thoughts!